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Sunrise in Tanjong Bungah

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September 17, 2008 2:22am

Beautiful and inspiring shot. I love Penang!!! Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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September 17, 2008 1:00pm

The sunrise and sunset in Penang (especially Tanjong Bungah & Batu Ferringhi) are beautiful and I am often up very early to catch the sun coming up or going down. I wonder where I can take a good sunrise/sunset pic in Ipoh or KL?


Pic below shows the sun rising in Tanjong Bungah on Monday, 15 September 2008.


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September 18, 2008 2:47pm

Very inspiring! Great shot, Kayes.


I think we people in KL have forgotten what sunrise and sunset are. We don't see the sun most of the time even though the sun rises and sun sets everyday without fail. Smile
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
Location: Land Down Under
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October 12, 2008 9:02am

Another beautifully captured sunrise, Kayes. Thumbs Up! I can still remember my very first visit to Tanjung Bungah in the mid-'70s. It was a weekend excursion for the (Ipoh) Main Convent's Maths & Science Society. We stayed at a school attended by children of RAAF's service personnel. The school, which we had to walk up a long flight of wooden stairs, was nestled among tall trees and about 3 minutes' walk up from the beach. We were so excited and fascinated by the sounds of the sea, with the beach so close by, that we stayed up the entire night. Of course, we had a secret midnight feast, played cards and 'seven stones' and told tall 'ghost stories'. The school's windows and doors creaked in the night and some of the girls screamed their lungs out. One of the RAAF pupils, little Dionne (aged about 8 or 9), became so attached to our group over that weekend she wanted to go back to Ipoh with us! Smile When I visited Penang years later, I tried to find the school a couple of times but couldn't.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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October 12, 2008 9:17am

That must have been Dalat School which is still there in the same location. It is opposite Hillside, which housed the most RAAF/RAF families in Penang. I lived in a cul-de-sac in Hillside from 1976 to 1992. Seen many RAAF families come and go. The easiest way to look for Dalat School is to look for the Paradise Sandy Bay Hotel which is right next door. On second thoughts, there is a beach bungalow further up from the actual Dalat School (about 2 km) away which used to belong to the Catholic Church. I used to see nuns there and I think it was some sort of a retreat. Could you have stayed there instead, I wonder.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
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October 12, 2008 9:37am

I'm not sure, Kayes. But, if I saw it again, I will certainly recognise it. We walked up quite a steep way from the beach and turned right to get to the school. We couldn't see the school when we were down at the beach because of how far it was set back and also it was nestled behind tall bushes and big trees. We also could not see (maybe we were too short Smile ) the beach when we were inside. There was a huge kitchen next to the large dining room. Can't tell you anything about the rooms where we were supposed to sleep because we never went to bed! The few who did came screaming out of their rooms after lights out because the creaking of the wooden doors and windows scared the living daylights out of them. And that started those tall tales of haunted houses. Smile I remember, though, the RAAF schoolchildren put up a lovely little welcoming concert of sorts for us. That was when we mingled with them for the day and little Dionne wanted to be my 'best friend'. I had a pic of the two of us taken together but like many of my precious schooldays' memorabilia, it's been lost for good now.
kayes

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October 12, 2008 9:43am

Okay, from what you just wrote, it must have been the school itself. As I said it is right next to Paradise Sandy Bay Hotel.
Phoebe
Phoebe

Registered: October 2008
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October 12, 2008 9:59am

Thanks for the tip, Kayes. The name "Paradise" did ring a bell but not quite loud enough. Smile I will make note of it and try to find the school on my next trip.


Feels like I'm leaving too many digital footprints on your forums with all these inane old stories of mine. Smile
iac

Registered: October 2008
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October 12, 2008 10:28pm

wow - what beautiful pictures.



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